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Announcement of School Administrative Position
Catholic High School Principal

Mater Dei Catholic High School, Chula Vista, CA
Diocese of San Diego, California

Mater Dei Catholic High School (MDCHS), in conjunction with the Diocese of San Diego, is seeking a qualified and experienced educational leader. MDCHS is a four-year co-educational high school in the Diocese of San Diego with 760 students.  In 2007, thanks in part to a generous grant from the ALSAM Foundation, Mater Dei Catholic subsumed Marian Catholic High School.  MDCHS is continuing Marian’s legacy and tradition on a state of the art, 50 acre custom built facility in the Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista, just four miles north of the U.S.–Mexico International Border.  MDCHS continues to preserve its strong Catholic faith life while providing a cutting-edge, 21st century holistic education through an innovative curriculum based on real-world application of knowledge.

Position Title: Catholic High School Principal
Supervised by: President and the Office for Schools.


Faith Community

  • Employs, supervises, evaluates, and dismisses the Campus Minister
  • Directly ensures the development and enhancement of faith community through faculty/staff retreats, student retreats, days of recollection, service program, and liturgical services
  • Ensures that students, faculty, and parents are involved in the faith life of the school
  • Oversees the preparation and coordination of the religious education program

Student Services

  • Employs, supervises, evaluates, and dismisses the Assistant Principal for Student Services with consent and consultation with the President
  • Provides an up-to-date emergency preparedness plan that protects the physical and emotional well-being of all students and faculty and staff.
  • Assures the ongoing safety and security of the campus and student body throughout the school day
  • Plans and coordinates all co-curricular activities with the Assistant Principal for Student Services
  • Coordinates student discipline with the Assistant Principal of Discipline
  • Oversees the maintenance of student health records
  • Supervises issues of student conduct including suspension and expulsions


  • Employs, supervises, evaluates, and dismisses the Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction with consent and consultation with the President
  • Employs, supervises, evaluates, dismisses all professional staff (teachers and professional support staff) with consent and consultation with the President
  • Plans and conducts staff development programs
  • Develops instructional programs
  • Supervises day-to-day schedules for students and faculty
  • Develops master schedule and student class schedules with Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Supervises academic issues of student enrollment including admissions, retention, probation, and expulsion for academic reasons
  • Maintains student records, attendance, and transcripts


  • Hires, supervises, evaluates and dismisses the Assistant Principal of Athletics with consent and consultation with the President
  • Ensures the development and implementation of policy regarding player eligibility and expectations of coaches and staff
  • Has direct involvement in hiring and dismissing coaches and assistants
  • Participates as an active member of the Metro Conference Board of Directors. 


  • A leader/facilitator of the school faith community and a practicing Roman Catholic.
  • Have a minimum of three years of successful administrative experience.
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and/or California Administrative Credential.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability in past or present educational experiences.
  • Experience with the effective implementation of technology in the classroom


  • Negotiated based upon experience, education and qualifications.  This position includes a comprehensive benefits package, including a matching retirement plan.

Application process:
Please send current résumé and cover letter to:
Zury G. Guptill
Director of Human Resources
Mater Dei Catholic High School

All acceptable candidates will be interviewed by MDCHS Interview Committee.  (Candidates contacted for interview will travel at their own expense)

Deadline for Résumé /Letter of Interest:
Wednesday January 24, 2018, or until position is filled.

Position Title: Extended School Services Aide
Status/Hours:  Part Time:  Monday – Friday 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm; 11:45 am – 6:30 pm on minimum days (approx. 1-2 per month); Weekends and holidays off
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Reports To: ESS Supervisor and School Principal

Position Summary:  Responsible for the general supervision and management of children from grades Kindergarten through 8 in an after-school setting
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and interacting with students in accordance with the policies and philosophy of St. Michael’s School
  • Assisting students with homework and other school assignments
  • Providing snacks
  • Organizing and leading spiritual, social, and age-appropriate indoor and outdoor play activities
  • Developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with other program staff and school faculty and personnel
  • Maintaining a safe and clean environment
  • Completing and maintaining accurate and comprehensive student attendance records, payroll time sheets, incident reports and all other compliance paperwork
  • Demonstrating professional, ethical, and responsible behavior at all times
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience working with children within education, child development or related field
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Good people skills
  • Knowledge and acceptance of the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church

Contact:  For rate and additional details, please email

Position Title:  Extended Care Program Assistant   
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Reports To:  Extended Care Director & Principal                                  
Hours:  School calendar days of operation:  Shifts include 6:45-7:45 am M-F, 3:00-6:00 pm M-F, Wednesdays and early release days 12:00- 6:00 pm

Position Summary:  The Extended Care Assistant is responsible for implementing a quality program that nurtures and enriches the students spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. The Extended Care Assistant works with the Program Director to design and maintain a safe and educational learning environment for young children (ages 4.5-14) by successfully planning and implementing the program curriculum and daily program activities. Daily expectations include: publishing a monthly activity calendar for parents, leading children in table & other activities, supervising snack, indoor, and outdoor play, assisting children with day to day needs, maintaining a clean environment, and leading group activities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan & implement the daily program with the Director to ensure a quality experience for all participants.
  • Work with program personnel to implement engaging, developmentally appropriate educational enrichment curriculum and programming which expands and supports student learning experiences beyond the classroom.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships through effective and timely communication with the program director, other program personnel, and other building staff members, such as the principal, custodians, teachers, and food service personnel.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.
  • Address the ongoing needs of the students and parents.
  • Implement program procedures effectively to ensure the safe being of all participants.
  • Observe, monitor, and participate in children’s play activities.
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment based on safety standards set within the program.
  • Efficiently redirect inappropriate student behaviors and implement the program discipline system to effectively monitor and guide proper student behavior.
  • Support the emotional and social development of children.
  • Report any concerns and questions regarding the program (students, parents, equipment needs, supplies, other staff, volunteers, etc.) to the director, principal or assistant principal.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records such as attendance records, snack records, timesheets, incident reports, and all other paperwork as instructed by the program director to ensure program compliance and quality operations.
  • Help prepare snacks for the children and clean-up the kitchen and snack area.
  • Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the room and equipment before, during, and after the program. This includes washing tables, chairs, and toys, putting up chairs, and locking the building at the end of the day.
  • Continue professional development by attending staff meetings and trainings.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Enjoy being with students and foster their spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical development through the duties outlined above.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Successful completion of high school 
  • Experience working with children / coursework related to education, child development, and/or related field preferred
  • Professional demeanor and attire
  • Friendly with excellent people skills
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church

Please submit cover letter and resume to:



Multiple Part-Time Positions in a loving and nurturing Catholic Preschool in San Diego.

Preschool Morning Teacher Aide:  approximately 19.5 hours per week, Starting salary of $11.50 per hour
Preschool Afternoon Teacher Aide:  approximately 19.5 hours per week, Starting salary of $11.50 per hour

If you have a passion for working with children, are dedicated to providing the best education and care to your students, work collaboratively, and want to learn and grow, we want you to be a part of our team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Teacher to create and deliver lesson plans, and assist with school curriculum
  • Oversee outdoor activities ensuring a safe environment for the children at all times
  • Assist the teacher with rest time and prep work
  • Provide children with support and care during lunchtime and rest time
  • Respect and honor the needs of the individual children with a concern for their background, interests, and talents.
  • Considering individual children in relationship to their cultural and socioeconomic background
  • Able to sit on the floor, kneel or crouch down to assist children's needs
  • Must be enthusiastic, patient and nurturing
  • Treat children with dignity and respect
  • Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff
  • Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements to Apply:

  • Must have completed 12 ECE units or completed a minimum of 6 ECE units and enrolled in 6 ECE units (Copy of transcripts provided)
  • Previous experience in a licensed preschool or early development center (preferred)
  • Fingerprint and CMG Background Clearance, and cleared TB test to work in a Licensed Child Care Facility
  • Applicant's Character Traits:
  • Familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Passion to work with young children and desire to grow as an educator
  • Works well with others
  • Has a positive attitude and enthusiasm

If interested please send your resume and cover letter to the Preschool Director at

Positions available in the Diocese of San Diego Schools.





POSITION TITLE: Maintenance/Custodial                   
HOURS:  Part-time (19 hours per week)
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt                       
REPORTS TO: Pastoral Associate

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Maintenance/custodial personnel helps to provide adequate maintenance and preventive maintenance on all equipment, buildings and grounds to ensure safety to all persons, including staff and visitors, and to extend the life and appearance of these items.


  • Empty and clean trash and recycling containers; put out trash bins for city collection
  • Maintain restrooms, toilets, sinks and restock supplies in church and church hall (paper products, soap)
  • Clean, mop and wax floors, dust, vacuum church and church hall
  • Water and trim trees, bushes, rake leaves
  • Paint when needed
  • Set up for parish events
  • Maintain church parking lot
  • Repair tables and chairs
  • Replace and change light bulbs as needed
  • Maintain restrooms, toilets and dripping sinks
  • Mend pews and kneelers
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to stand and walk for long hours on the property
  • Must be able to speak and read English
  • Must have knowledge of procedures, practices, tools and equipment
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift over 35 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, reach, and climb ladders
  • Must be able to make judgment calls related to emergency and safety matters
  • Must maintain a collaborative attitude with parish staff


  • Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.

Please submit cover letter and resume to or call (619) 291 1660

Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church
7669 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Position Title:  Youth Minister

Position Overview:  The Youth Minister with direction from the Pastor, is responsible for providing Christian formation, Confirmation Sacramental Preparation to youth of the parish in Middle and High School (grades 7-12) and providing a parish based pastoral ministry with youth (grades 7-12). The Youth Minister successfully manages the confirmation sacramental preparation and youth ministry curriculum through the implementation of programs that support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, supervises volunteers, recruit’s catechists, plans and leads meetings, schedules classes and facilities, orders materials and books, and in general, carries out program organizational details and encourages opportunities for involvement in parish life.   Within this brief description, the Youth Minister is responsible for the following:

Essential Job Functions
Relational Ministry

  • Makes outreach and Discipleship to youth a priority.
  • Creates opportunities to interact with youth and parents in small groups and/or one-to-one basis
  • Models Catholic lifestyle
  • Volunteer Management
  • Recruits, trains, supervise and evaluates volunteers for all levels of involvement in Confirmation
  • Sacramental Preparation and Youth Ministry
  • Ensures Safe Environment compliance to Diocesan guidelines for all volunteers in the program
  • Directs spiritual development of volunteers
  • Coordinates participation in diocesan-sponsored training programs and events
  • Serves as an advisor and support to youth/adult leaders
  • Facilitates meetings as necessary with ministry volunteers, catechists and parents


  • Responsible for various communication forms (mail, email, website, phone, social media)
  • Develops close communication with and mutual support from families of youth and the youth in the programs
  • Integrates and complements activities of the parish community into all Youth programs

Curriculum Development

  • Incorporates a wide variety of components into the Confirmation Sacramental Preparation and
  • Youth Ministry programs: evangelization, catechesis, social action, community building, spirituality, liturgy, guidance, enablement and advocacy
  • Ensures that all curricula for Confirmation Sacramental Preparation and Youth Ministry programs support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the Parish mission
  • Reviews all parish program calendars to ensure no conflicts
  • Plans and evaluates Confirmation Sacramental Preparation program curricula for teens
  • Reviews and orders textbooks/online curricula for Confirmation Sacramental Preparation

Program Coordination

  • Plans, coordinates and implements retreats and evenings of prayer, growth and discipleship and reflection
  • Plans and coordinates liturgical celebrations with Parish Liturgy Coordinators for the Sacrament of Confirmation, Sunday Mass for the youth and Reconciliation.
  • Plans, Coordinates and Facilitates parent meetings
  • Organizes youth trips, such as but not limited to diocesan events, youth conferences, and Christian youth concerts
  • Spiritual and Professional Growth
  • Encourages ongoing formation for volunteers and youth fostering spiritual growth of each young person
  • Continues professional development and spiritual enrichment through professional reading, seminars, conferences, and retreats, while keeping within budget guidelines

Administrative Functions

  • Develops and/or reviews the annual budget for the Confirmation and Youth Ministry department
  • Timely submits bills and consistently reviews department expenses
  • Registers and keeps up to date files of all youth and volunteers for Confirmation and Youth Ministry Programs
  • Logs newly confirmed into Confirmation Registry and contacts Baptismal churches about the newly confirmed
  • Books all necessary arrangements for diocesan youth events, youth retreats, youth conferences, Christian youth concerts, such as but not limited to retreat facilities, housing, meals, tickets for events, and buses
  • Books special speakers for youth events in the parish to foster the spiritual growth of the youth
  • Answers phone calls and returns emails in a timely manner

Parish Leadership

  • Acts as an advocate for youth to the parish and community
  • Be a positive spokesperson for support of parish decisions, including expansion projects, new ministries, parish functions and facility updates

Non-essential job functions

  • Participates in Faith Formation meetings, weekly Pastoral Staff Meetings and Staff Retreat days
  • Attends meetings as necessary with ministry leaders, and other parish leaders and other parish functions


  • A practicing Roman Catholic with an informed understanding of Vatican II and how it applies to the mission of the parish
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Theology/Catechesis or related field/or equivalent experience and education
  • Previous experience working with youth with strong spiritual leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, organization, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills
  • Must have skills necessary to organize and implement large, program-wide events
  • Must be able to have flexibility in work hours and weekend hours, especially Sundays
  • Good software skills, including Microsoft Office (or equivalent)
  • Must have appropriate self-knowledge and ability to share the Catholic faith with young people
  • Must have the ability to function without direct supervision, is self-motivated
  • Knowledge of adolescent spiritual and personal development, youth culture and sociology
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) would be highly desirable

This is a full time (40 hours), exempt position which includes full health benefits.  Salary is based upon qualifications and experience.  Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Lissa Hutcheson, M.A., O.P.L.
Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Director Catechetical Ministry


Superintendent of Schools
Office of Catholic Schools

The Diocese of San Bernardino is a vibrant and diverse community of Roman Catholic Believers committed to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all we encounter. We are guided by the core values of hospitality, collaboration, faith sharing and reconciliation. Through the impact of the Gospel, we seek to fill lives with hope.

The mission of the Office of Catholic schools is to embrace the Diocesan vision as we lead, serve, motivate and challenge our Catholic Schools to be strong in Catholic Identity - spreading the message of the Gospel, educating students with academic excellence, building community while maintaining the principles of stewardship in our preschools, elementary, and secondary schools in the Diocese of San Bernardino in order to advance the catechetical and educational mission of the Church.


  • Provides support and direction for all Catholic schools in the areas of faith formation, quality and innovative educational programs, effective staffing practices, responsible financial management, compliance with applicable civil and Canon laws, and local school planning.
  • Collaborates with Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) staff, Episcopal Vicars, pastors/pastoral coordinators and principals in the light of the Vision of the Diocese.
  • Nourishes a working, integrated relationship with the Bishops/boards and Diocesan ministries.
  • Supervises the positions of Associate Superintendents and SBCES President assuring that procedures and processes are developed, implemented and maintained which fortify and promote Catholic Identity.
  • Assures through a visible public presence and strong leadership of a strategic planning process, the effective operation and viability of Diocesan Catholic Schools.
  • Works in close collaboration with the Catechetical Office in programs and events for best practices in support of the Religion Curriculum in Catholic Schools.
  • In collaboration with the Education and Welfare Board, Executive Council, Pastors and Pastoral Coordinators, assures the identification and ongoing development of strong Catholic school leadership which includes ongoing training, formation and evaluation of current principals and the identification and preparation of strong principal candidates for Catholic School administration.
  • Evangelizes, in collaboration with the Communications Office, by raising public awareness of the role and accomplishments of Catholic Schools as an important contributor to society.
  • Improving Diocesan school brand as measured by an increase in student enrollment, with specific focus on early education programs, technological innovation, student retention, support of diverse populations and Latino recruitment.
  • Achieving long-term sustainability and stability for all schools, through the adoption of effective governance models, implementation of sound financial policies based on realistic budgets and collaborative and transparent planning.
  • As a representative of the Bishop, provides supervision to the diocesan high schools and direction to regional schools.
  • Implementing Diocesan core values and cultural diversity.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Master’s Degree in Education or related field. (Doctorate is preferred.)
  • Previous experience as a credentialed teacher and principal. (Catholic school is preferred and experience as an assistant superintendent is preferred.)
  • Experience in change management and school improvement.
  • Experience in developing and implementing all aspects of school budgets.
  • Educational technology literacy.
  • Self-starter, motivator, creative, flexible; ability to develop a network of professional contacts; professional demeanor; respects and understands the need for confidentiality and ethical behavior and abides by those principles. 
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to Church groups, community groups and/or boards of directors. 
  • Ability to interview, select and place qualified personnel.
  • Demonstrated success working in a multicultural environment.  Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) and bi-cultural strongly desired.
  • An active member of a parish/faith community in good standing with the Catholic Church.  (Letter of recommendation from your Pastoral or local ordinary upon request.)


  • Ability to speak, hear and see.
  • Ability to travel locally 40% of the time.
  • Ability to travel nationwide 10% of the time.
  • Ability to work a minimum of (50) hours per week.
  • Ability to work weekends when required.
  • Ability to work evenings when required.
  • Ability to drive a vehicle.  (need to pass DMV check)
  • Ability to use office equipment which requires repetitive hand /finger motions.
  • Ability to utilize telephone, including dialing, answering, hearing and speaking.

Interested candidates, please forward your resume with salary requirements to:

Attention: Sinia Bustamante
Diocese of San Bernardino
1201 E. Highland Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Email: or fax to: 909-475-5189

The Diocese of San Bernardino is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Children of the Immaculate Heart: The Refuge
Job Description

TITLE: Therapist/Case Manager

SUMMARY:  The therapist is responsible for providing direct care social services to the residents assigned by the Administrator as a “case load.” This responsibility includes all required documentation and record keeping.

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

Case Load. As designed by the Administrator, and based upon the client base per facility, the therapist will be assigned a caseload of 6 clients.

Client Intake. Assist the House Manager with client intake and admission.

Client Treatment Reports. Write and document the following for caseload:

  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
  • Initial treatment plans / needs / service plan
  • Ensuring provision of or access to core services and support
  • Quarterly / Monthly reports
  • Discharge summaries
  • Therapy notes
  • Therapy summaries for initial treatment, quarterly reports, and discharge

Family therapy notes
Case Management. a) Follow-up with workers, families, and outside agencies; and b) oversee the discharge planning in consultation with the Administrator.

  • Encourage youth to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
  • Counsel youth, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes. Collect information about youth through interviews, observation, and tests. Act as youth advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
  • Evaluate client’s physical or mental condition based on review of client information. Meet with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information.
  • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
  • Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients' status.

Therapy Services.

  • Minimum of one weekly individual therapeutic hour for each client in case load.
  • Staff follow-up and support as needed for each client.
  • Bi-weekly/weekly family therapy (after first month’s residency) until graduation or transition occurs.
  • Family support during non-therapy times.
  • Therapeutic supervision with MHD– participate in one hour weekly for individual supervision and 90 minutes weekly for group supervision.
  • Hold weekly psychotherapeutic group.
  • Hold monthly parent support/education groups.
  • Use of and interaction with contract/support services for clients.
  • Aftercare – as possible and/or appropriate.
  • Attend weekly Team Meetings.
  • Monitor clients' use of medications.

Client Discharge. Assist the Administrator with client discharge tasks.

  • Discuss with individual youth their plans for life after leaving The Refuge.

Staff Training & Follow-up. Assist the CEO and Administrator with trainings for the residential and educational staff regarding mental health, experiential learning, and therapy issues.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
  • Learn about new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.

Primary relationships include: the clients, the Psychiatrist, and the Administrator. Secondary relationships will include: the CEO, the Child Care Workers, and teaching staff.

Individuals qualifying for this position must have a Masters Degree in Social Work or related field, state-of-employment certification as a therapist or eligibility for certification as a registered Intern, and a minimum of two (2) years experience as a social worker or counselor providing direct care services to adolescents in a group home / residential treatment center

Assigned Case Load


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general company policies and House Manuals.  Ability to write clearly. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from youth, House Manager, Child Care Workers and other staff.  Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of different personalities. Ability to handle stressful or sensitive situations tactfully and diplomatically.

Master’s degree in social work or related field.  State-of-employment certification as a therapist or eligibility for certification as a registered Intern.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to uncontrolled physical behaviors such as screaming, kicking or throwing objects.  The noise level in the work environment is usually normal.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Vanessa Jimenez


Office Manager

Children of the Immaculate 



Position Title:  Director of Development
Reports to: President and Board of Regents
Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt, Eligible for Benefits
Compensation based on experience and merit

General Description:  The Director of Development is responsible for the successful discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and annual gift donors for the Franciscan School of Theology. S/he will create and execute a multifaceted fundraising plan for FST to meet its most pressing needs and lay the foundation for long-term fundraising development.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities of the Director of Development include but are not limited to the following:

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Must embrace the mission of the Franciscan School of Theology (FST). 
  • Have an understanding of Franciscan tradition, education and theology.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Possess the skills to work well with other staff members.
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven.
  • Be well-organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Work under pressure to meet organizational needs and office deadlines.
  • Represents Franciscan School of Theology in an appropriate and positive manner, maintainingconfidentiality of privileged information.
  • Ethical in all purchases made on behalf of the Development office.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

Director of Development Responsibilities:

  • Promotes FST priorities, brand and image to constituents. Serves as front line staff to advance FST fundraising goals and objectives. Maintains current knowledge of institutional priorities.
  • Implementation of development principles based on a clear understanding of relationship development, vision and mission execution, the ability to foster trust and focused integration of faith and giving.
  • Develops and executes FST annual fundraising plan in partnership with board and executive leadership, supporting the President in guiding an overall development strategy. 
  • Secures financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations. Develops and/or tracks, monitors and supports proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising initiatives.
  • Develops and executes prospect management plans and solicitation strategies; conducts outreach, schedules appointments, and communicates results and appropriate assessments; and drafts proposals and engages in ongoing cultivation of and correspondence with potential donors to FST.
  • Oversees grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Meets or exceeds goals for monthly visits, solicitations and gift commitments, and effectively manages a large group of prospects. Comfortable making “cold calls” in cultivation and stewardship of prospects and donors, requiring sufficient time to visits outside the office.
  • Documents fundraising progress through call reports, cultivation strategy updates, and other communication materials as necessary.
  • Assists with and participates in all fundraising functions and campaign events as necessary. Oversees the coordination of special events with clear Return on Investment assessments that measure impact on qualitative and quantitative goals.
  • Monitors travel budget and expenditures.
  • Represents FST with various constituency groups, partners, associations and teams as well as leading engagement and volunteer experiences with the general public and local community.
  • Manages the implementation of Donor Perfect and oversees staff responsible for data entry, gift processing and thank you acknowledgments.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with major donors.
  • Data management, written and verbal reporting and data analysis are critical for organizational success and team-building priorities.
  • Establish and maintain policies and procedures for the Director of Development (How to manual for all aspects of this job).
  • Regularly and timely provide feedback to the President, VP for Academic Affairs and the CFO.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Promotes the relationship with the University of San Diego through personal contact, attendance at events and familiarity with its graduate programs.
  • Contributes to the institutional team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the President, and/or Chairman of the Board.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Development Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Ministry or related field required; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in institutional fund raising, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated donor stewardship and moves management experience required.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Franciscan values and core beliefs, along with affiliations and leadership within parish, church and para-church groups preferred.
  • Experience with and knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities.

Certificates, Licenses or Registrations:

  • Demonstrated Fundraising and Management training and certifications preferred.
  • A certification in Fundraising Management, Certified Fundraising Executive CFRE and/or MBA preferred.

Five Specific Competencies
Achieving Results

  • Sets challenging goals, tracks progress towards them, demonstrates urgency and drive towards achieving them, and resolves performanceissues.


  • Builds constructive working relationships with colleagues, prospects, and donors, as well as with other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives.
  • Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.


  • Clearly and respectfully conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages audiences, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback.
  • Keeps others informed as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Constituency Engagement

  • Makes constituents and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external clients and constituents (including direct reports); gains constituent trust and respect, and meets or exceeds their expectations.

Strategic Focus

  • Understands how an organization must change in light of internal and external trends and influences; keeps the big, long-range picture in mind; builds a shared long-range organizational vision with others.
  • Committed to course of action to achieve long-range goals and influences others to translate vision into action.

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization.
  • Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence are critical. Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Be efficient in fundraising software, word processing, database management and Excel.
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.
  • Excellence in organization, decision-making, problem-solving and creating a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English. Bi-lingual candidates bring a relevant skill-set that will best serve FST for the long-term future.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit or stand for up to 8 hours/day and climb stairs as required.
  • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds occasionally), bending, and carrying.
  • Specific vision abilities include the ability to use close vision.
  • The employee is regularly required to talk and hear, and to use hands and fingers to handle or feel.

To apply for the position please send your resume to
or mail to Kimberly Renna 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057

The Old Mission San Luis Rey is a unique and beautiful place to work. We are currently seeking a part time Administrative Coordinator for the cemetery. Qualified applicants will have both administrative and customer service experience, a cheerful disposition, with a welcoming and friendly attitude, enjoy helping a team to succeed, be flexible and have an ability to multi-task. Hourly wage commensurate with experience.

Duties:  Position performs a variety of administrative and customer service duties to provide support to Cemetery Director and Associates. Daily duties could include, but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Follow-up phone calls to customers
  • Email communications with customers
  • Data entry
  • Processing invoices
  • Deeding property
  • Taking digital photos
  • Uploading images to online systems
  • Mailings
  • Filing 
  • Covering cemetery office when needed.


  • Experience in office administration
  • Customer service and/or sales experience
  • Familiarity with equipment such as copy machines and printers
  • High level of computer proficiency with confidence in learning new systems
  • Excellent organizational & time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Catholic or Catholic friendly
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) 
  • Excellent references
  • Knowledge of Catholic funerals a plus

Please email cover letter and resume to Jennifer McClintock, Cemetery Director